The Iguana Restaurant & Tequila Bar

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Contemporary Mexican
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  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
The Iguana Restaurant open air restaurant, overlooks the city of Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay, serves contemporary Mexican cuisine in an elegant but informal ambience. Retractable walls take advantage of gentle coastal breezes and crystal chandeliers add soft light while water dances in the adjacent courtyard fountain. The dining room wraps around to an outdoor patio with shady palms and another central fountain. In between is nestled the boutique Tequila Bar, serving a wide array of top flight tequilas and mezcals, all made within driving distance of Casa Kimberly in the legendary region of Jalisco. Executive Chef Jesús Suastegui has created a menu blending traditional Mexican dishes with modern culinary influences. Fresh, local and seasonal are his guiding principles.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Was there for my birthday, service was excellent. Food was great.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very warm. No fans

MN
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is wonderful about Iguana - the ambiance, the views, the service, the food and wine/cocktails. It is on our list as a must every time we are in PV.

JG
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Such a wonderful location and easy to locate. Service and atmosphere was perfect. Staff impeccably dressed and attentive. Its a must for that romantic setting raining or not.

DD
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is spectacular. We had the most amazing birthday dinner ever!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

I will recommend for tourism but you will not return for the food and service we experienced

G
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience. The hotel and restaurant are gorgeous. The food was incredible. Order the squash blossoms as a starter! The service was impeccable. Our table was one table in from the balcony edge. When we ordered desert, our waiter told us a table next to the railing was available if we wanted to move and watch the sunset. Highly highly recommend. We will be back many times.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding and the food was very good and hot. The view was to just beautiful.

SW
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Iguana is my favorite restaurant in Puerto Vallarta! Beautiful views, amazing food and elegant setting... The service is perfection and anything you need, they are on it. I love the legend of Elizabeth Taylor and this place is remarkable!

e
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated early. Our server Ignacio was great. The ambiance was superb. And, the food was what you would expect at a 5 star establishment.Wewill be back.

K
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came with high expectations and the restaurant exceeded that.. we loved everything .The house, the buildings the bridge and decor already set you up for an amazing experience..
Everyone from the receptionist to the server provided impeccable service and experience..
Food was beyond excellent, flavors genuine unpretentious, what we expected from local flavors with amazing European touch... we’ve ordered the bean soup, zucchini blossoms for starters , which were outstanding. The Chile Relleno in puff pastry was simply the best I have ever had, my husband had the pork shank and loved it... our children immensely enjoyed their food as well..
I must say that if you don’t want to go for a big meal , go for the drinks , service and the view of the city at night , which is unparalleled..
We will be back.

AM
Miami
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AmIng food in a glamorous atmosphere! It takes a lot to impress me....never been to a place like this iPuerto Vallarta!! Superb salmon.......Nestor was a wonderful waiter!

RC
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very romantic experience with my wife, excellent setting looking the mountains and the ocean.
My wife really enjoyed the romantic music in the background.
Definitely, we will be going back.

MM
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance and very good service. The food was excellent!!!

OT
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It’s magical and with proper directions an easy walk from Old Town. Views of the city can’t be beat!

MW
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience. Not one thing to complain about. Every aspect of our experience was exceptionally good!

OT
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Romantic special spot!

MK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Have visited three times. The last visit had me drop it from Must Do List. Food was fine but not exceptional. Service continues to be superior. Views remain fine but not unique. For the value and experience others are better. Menu update would be recommendation.

ML
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

¡Extraordinario. Estas experiencias no se tienen frecuentemente!

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L
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a beautiful experience! The views, the interiors and the surroundings are incredible. Definitely go at sunset. Service was perfect, and we were treated so kindly. The food was creative and delicious, and the vegetarian options were great. Great wine list and cocktails- I had a super refreshing cucumber mint margarita. It felt like a very special occasion, and I highly recommend it!

EH
Mexico City
16 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lugar espectacular , montaje impecable. La primera impresion augura buena velada. Los platillos tienen exclentes presentacion , pedimos 4 platos diferentes para probar sabores diferentes. Nos encanto !!! Muy recomendable para una cena que quieras recordar. La vista de vallarta es inmejorable. El servicio fue ademas excelente con gran dominio de la profesion. Volvemos pronto.

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C
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

We got here a bit early only to be rudely greeted by the concierge lady who was outrageously rude and could have cared less about providing good service. It was supposed to be a family dinner (when we travel, we always make it a point to have a nice family dinner to commemorate our trips, first time in Puerto Vallarta), my husband and three kids but it turned sour from the start. We had made a reservation months in advance but that didn’t matter. We expected a better response and friendliness but got nothing. Once we finally were seated, the wait staff was ok, they informed us of a bit of history of the home turned hotel and restaurant which was very interesting. The food and drinks were good but that couldn’t erase the initial first impression of this restaurant. We did suggest to management what had occurred and we didn’t expect anything in return of course but we also didn’t get ANYTHING, it felt as if we were doing them a favor by being patrons. I would only suggest anyone going here for the history and because it truly is a beautiful place but beware of the snotty and entitled attitudes.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and views were amazing. Not happy that they charged over $25 dollars for still water. Never did they ask, just kept pouring.

OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was impeccable.
Prices were very good. Ambience was amazing. Try to go around 730 745 time frame as the sun is setting and the lighting is beautiful in the summer. Drinks were delicious as was the food. Lovely to see all the memorabilia from Liz and Richard!

DT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an absolute must! This was the home of Elizabeth Taylor! Amazing food, drinks and view! Can’t leave PV without coming here. Always love coming here!

GO
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Buen restaurante, el ambiente muy bonito, romantico. Unas vistas hermosas. La comida esta buena, no es la mejor que he probado, pero tiene buen nivel. El precio es elevado, pero pues es de esperarse para un restaurante de este tipo, por la presentacion, el ambiente y la historia del lugar y la vista.
Una cena muy agradable. No me senti presionada de comer a prisa, la sopa de chile poblano estuvo buenisima. Disfrutamos mucho la cena.

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AS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is definitely a go to for a night out to dress up and have a fancy dinner! The view is spectacular as well! I got the beet salad as a started and tried the ceviche too which was really fresh and tasty. As an entree I got the wild salmon and it was to die for!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could be more happier with our experience here! Awesome!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and ambiance!

DF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting
Delicious food
Great service
Highly recommended

L
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely view, exceptional service, wonderful food! A special treat that will be repeated with every visit to Puerto Vallarta!

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The restaurant is beautiful. The view, spectacular. The food, meh..... but a nice evening was had

JW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing views of Puerto Vallarta, attentive staff, great food and even a live mariachi band. We will be back!

MM
Denver
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alway perfect. From the second you ring the bell until you walk out. Food was amazing and the views ahhhhh the views. See you next time.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We loved the history of the restaurant and the ambience.
Very romantic, excellent service.

OT
Puerto Vallarta
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as usual.

g
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a beautiful restaurant with a view to match. The service was impeccable and the food delicious. We went to dinner during Restaurant Week and enjoyed a lovely 3-course meal, but we would definitely return any time for another wonderful meal.

m
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Much happier with this visit. Back to the standard someone would expect.

XS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had been to Puerto Vallarta many times, but this was our first visit to the Iguana Restaurant it was wonderful. On our last night we wanted to celebrate with a nice dinner and this place made the mark. the venue was gorgeous, the views amazing and service and food top notch. Lots of great history and would recommend

o
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ya le hemos recomendado el Iguana a varias personas en nuestro hotel (Hyatt Ziva). Precioso lugar y ambiente y comida rica.

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